One of Boulevard Brewing’s (Kansas City, MO) most popular beers, Chocolate Ale, will release again the first week of February, 2015.
Chocolate Ale is a collaboration with Kansas City’s chocolatier Christopher Elbow. Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels and Elbow used a special chocolate variety from the Dominican Republic. The result is a magical and delicious balance of malt, hops and chocolate.
Chocolate Ale is full of surprises, beginning with a glowing amber hue. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.
Boulevard Chocolate Ale was first released in 2011. The demand has been so high since then, the brewery has increased the amount brewed and packaged every year. In both 2014, and again in 2015, Boulevard has brewed the maximum amount possible for the production schedule.
Read more: Boulevard Brewing News
4 Hands Brewing (St. Louis, MO) has released their popular Chocolate Milk Stout in 12oz cans. Think of your chocolate milk when you were growing up. But boozy. Adulthood has its privileges.
Our Chocolate Milk Stout pours black as the night sky with aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and more chocolate. With a firm tan head and a rich velvety mouthfeel our Chocolate Milk Stout is a perfect complement to the change of seasons.
4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout is available in 22oz bottles, 12oz cans, and draft.
Image via 4 Hands
The Lost Abbey’s Track #10, the highest rated offering from from the brewery’s Ultimate Box Set, has shipped again. The set was a series of one-off releases, featuring special blends and treatments from Lost Abbey’s lineup. This isn’t the first beer from the series that saw a wider release, as last year Track #8 showed up on shelves.
The original details about this release below…
The Lost Abbey released Track #10 on October 20, 2012. This edition is fresh Serpent’s Stout aged in bourbon barrels. Right before packaging, the brewery added 17 lbs of Ryan Brothers coffee and 4 lbs of TCHO cacao nibs. Each of the Ultimate Box Set beers echoes a hard rock track. For #10, it’s Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell.
Late in November of 2011, Mike Rodriguez our head brewer asked about creating a Coffee and Cacoa Nib version of Serpent’s Stout for the San Diego Strong Ale Festival. The beer was a hit with our fans. When we wrote up the syllabus for the Ultimate Box Set, we knew a version of this beer would be included.
Image via Lost Abbey. Read more: Lost Abbey Ultimate Box Set
Ommegang Joemmegang blends flavors of coffee, chocolate and beer together in a bold new offering.
Cold-aged with a custom mixture of cocoa nibs, 1/3 espresso blend, 1/3 sumatra and 1/3 Papua New Guinea beans. Mahogany hue with red hightlights and creamy tan head. Aroma dominated by cold-brewed coffee, milk chocolate and caramel – rounded out with aromatic hints of fruit and figs. Taste is of sweet malts and smooth, rich coffee and chocolate. Pleasantly fruity notes from both the yeast and coffee beans.
Ommegang Joemmegang is on the brewery’s release calendar for May, 2015. To be available in 750ml bottles.
Foolproof Brewing Shuckolate releases this February. The chocolate stout features oysters used in the brewing process. Foolproof collaborated with two well known foodies on the release.
Shuckolate is Foolproof’s first collaborative beer. We’ve partnered with two renowned Rhode Island food artisans, Walrus & Carpenter Oysters and Garrison Chocolates. The limited release stout has a creamy mouthfeel, slight brininess, as wells a chocolate flavors and aromatics. Chocolate is a celebration of locally sourced food, small business partnerships, and true love. Best enjoyed with someone special.
Foolproof Shuckolate will be available in 22oz bottles in February, 2015.
Second Self Brewing Company celebrates their first Valentine’s Day with Bleeding Heart Red Ale.
Second Self Bleeding Heart, is brewed with cocoa and vanilla. Inspired by southern velvet cake.
This Bleeding Heart will be a part of series of “Hearts” to come in the future. Upcoming offerings include:
- Bitter Heart – Red Ale, extensively dry hopped. Extra hoppy, extra bitter. Perfect for Valentine’s Day
- Wild Heart – Red Ale, gone sour.
Second Self Bleeding Heart will be available draft only, in February, 2015.
Article has been updated with amber ale style, per the brewery.
Half Acre Brewing (Chicago, IL) celebrates the return of Chocolate Camaro on Friday, January 16th.
Slow burn, deeply etched coco surrounds a medium build, pseudo-mod toast machine. Fire power restrained by responsible intention. Excessive muscle slow rolling past the local fuzz. Bring your milk money, it’s lunch time.
Half Acre Chocolate Camaro is a milk stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar) and cocoa nibs roasted by Ethereal Confections in Chicago. Those in the distribution area will find this in 22oz bottles and draft for a limited time. On sale starting at 12 noon at the brewery.